Hackathons

  • Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

    … acquired content performance platform CrowdTangle last November, and Simo revealed that it will be available to the social network’s publishing partners free of charge. She also introduced a new feature for Facebook Live: Today, we’re launching the ability for page administrators to designate specific journalists as contributors, giving them the ability…

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  • Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

    … With 2016 coming to an end, Facebook shared its favorite hacks for the year from the many hackathons it hosted. The social network pointed out that its initial hackathon of 2016 was also its 50th companywide hackathon, so it was dubbed the Global Hack Jubilee. Facebook also highlighted its Voyager transponder, saying in a blog post…

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  • Twitter Announces Twitter Developer Communities

    … said Twitter Developer Communities can range from small workshops to larger meetups and hackathons, enabling developers to connect, learn and share best practices, and she offered more insights into the thinking behind the program in her blog post: In March, we hosted several regional meetups for our #HelloWorldTour, and it became clear…

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  • Videos Can Now Be Added to Facebook Comments

    … Facebook’s 50th Hackathon in February, and Baldwin wrote that it is available via desktop, web, iOS and Android by clicking the camera icon next to the comment field. Baldwin described how the feature was created during Facebook’s 50th Hackathon: At the hackathon, we coded as quickly as we could all day, and by the evening, we could feel the pieces…

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  • Facebook’s Best Hacks of 2015

    … Facebook’s famous hackathons have spawned many a new product and feature, and emerging markets product manager Chris Marra looked back at the social network’s favorite hacks of 2015. Marra said in a blog post: Every year, we host a number of hackathons across the globe, where teams come together for a few days to brainstorm, build for fun…

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  • Facebook Releases 2016 Hacker Cup Schedule

    … a prototype for a major product like Timeline at a hackathon, creating a smarter search algorithm or tearing down walls at our new headquarters, we’re always hacking to find better ways to solve problems. In the Hacker Cup, programmers from around the world will be judged on accuracy and speed as they race to solve algorithmic problems to advance…

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  • Facebook iPhone Users Can Find, Share Links Without Browsers

    … realized that Facebook already had a terrific index of what people would likely want to share: links that had previously been shared by others. So he created a prototype, showed it to a few colleagues and then rallied a small team to build it out at a hackathon. Whitnah also detailed the thought process during the creation of the new feature: We…

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  • Facebook Adds Emoji to Messenger Thread Titles

    … By David Cohen on Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:05 AM One of the fruits of Facebook’s recent hackathon in Seattle’s Space Needle was introduced Wednesday by software engineer Bob Baldwin, who announced in a Facebook post that thread titles in the social network’s Messenger application can now include emoji. Baldwin wrote: You can now put emoji in Facebook Messenger thread titles! I built this at a Facebook Seattle hackathon in the Space Needle a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy! Readers: What do you think of this new feature? …

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  • Facebook Highlights 2014 Hacks

    … The hacker culture was alive and well within Facebook Engineering in 2014, as the company held 17 hackathons over the course of the year. Six of the social network’s favorite hacks of 2014 were highlighted in a blog post. The introduction to the post reads: We’ve celebrated a lot of big moments and launches over the last year — Facebook’s…

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  • Facebook Adds Stickers to Comments

    … will allow people to reply to a variety of posts in a more fun way than words alone. You can now easily show your excitement for a post with good news, cheer up a friend who’s feeling down and express a variety of more nuanced reactions. Stickers in comments was started as a hackathon project in New York with me and (engineering manager Kwame…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 13 readers -
  • Next on Mark Zuckerberg’s Itinerary: Indonesia

    … with a visit to Borobudur Saturday, and he posted a photo to Facebook, writing: I just arrived in Indonesia and hiked up Borobudur to watch the sunrise. Tomorrow for Internet.org I’m looking forward to meeting with developers, operator partners and government leaders in Jakarta. He posted another photo Monday morning, with Widodo, writing: I spent the day…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 7 readers -
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